P-Bruins Extend Point Streak to 5-Games with OT Win

P-BRUINS
DEFEAT PENGUINS 4-3 IN OT

Providence Extends
Point Streak to Five Games

 

Wilkes-Barre, PA The
Providence Bruins extended their point streak to five games as they
defeated the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4-3 in overtime this evening
at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The P-Bruins had goals from Jordan Caron,
David Warsofsky, Trent Whitfield
and the overtime winner from Craig
Cunningham.

 

It only took 48 seconds for the P-Bruins to score on
the Penguins, who sit in second place in the American Hockey League. From the
low corner, Josh Hennessy threw the puck towards the Penguins' net where
Caron deflected it beautifully past Scott Munroe. The P-Bruins continued to
dominate the Penguins, reading the Penguins breakout and throwing shots at
Munroe. They efforts paid off at 15:47 when the P-Bruins rushed 4-on-2 in the
Penguins zone. Hennessy fed Craig Cunningham across the slot allowing the
rookie to dish it to Warsofsky breaking into the slot. Warsofsky left Munroe
looking when he fired a slap shot from the top of the slot, scoring his second
goal of the season. The Penguins cut the deficit by one just over a minute later
when Colin MacDonald's shot found it's way to the back of the net.

 

The P-Bruins got the scoring started early in the
second frame to regain a two-goal lead. Bobby Robins fed a streaking
Whitfield in the neutral zone, allowing the captain to release a shot from the
top of the circle, beating Munroe five-hole at 4:13. Brad Thiessen
relieved Munroe after the goal. The P-Bruins' defense was solid and kept the
Penguins off the board, even stalwarting a 5-on-3 opportunity. Anton
Khudobin
was flawless between the pipes and the P-Bruins went into the final
intermission leading 3-1.

 

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton came out for the third period
flying. The Penguins capitalized on the P-Bruins mistakes in the defensive zone
and scored two quick goals to even the score at three. Despite a few
solidscoring opportunities, Providence couldn't find the back of the net and
extra time was needed to decide the game.

 

Right off the faceoff, the P-Bruins completely
dominated the Penguins. The hard forecheck paid off and just 27 seconds into
overtime Cunningham beat Thiessen for his ninth goal of the season and the
game-winner.

 

Khudobin's 23 saves earned him the win, while Munroe
suffered the loss, stopping seven attempts in 24 minutes of play before being
relieved by Thiessen. In 36:14 of play, Thiessen blocked 8 of 9 Providence
attempts.

 

The P-Bruins are on break for the AHL All-Star
Classic
next weekend. Rookie Carter Camper will represent the team at
the game to be held in Atlantic City, NJ. The club returns to The Dunk on
Friday, February 3 versus the Springfield Falcons. The puck drops
at 7:05 p.m. for “RI Lot Hat Night.” To purchase our special
ticket offers or for more information, call the Providence Bruins ticket office
at (401) 273-5000 or log on
to the team website at www.providencebruins.com.

 

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